J Korean Acad Rehabil Med.  2006 Feb;30(1):86-88.

Epidural Motor Cortex Stimulation for Intractable Thalamic Pain: A case report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Chosun University College of Medicine.
  • 2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chosun University College of Medicine. smalltoy@paran.com

Abstract

Motor cortex stimulation is a new technique for post-stroke central pain. The authors reported a case of epidural motor cortex stimulation for thalamic pain after right thalamic intracerebral hematoma. The patient was a 52 year old female who had presented with neuropathic pain on left upper and lower extremity. The authors performed epidural motor cortex stimulation via a small craniotomy site by use of navigation system. Good relief of the pain was achieved. Postoperative visual analogue scale pain score decreased from 9 to 3. The epidural trial of motor cortex stimulation was an effective method in treating refractory thalamic pain as our case.

Keyword

Epidural motor cortex stimulation; Thalamic pain

MeSH Terms

Craniotomy
Female
Hematoma
Humans
Lower Extremity
Middle Aged
Motor Cortex*
Neuralgia
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